(Closed) Trouble finding a venue with character

posted 7 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I had the very same issue. I would say it took me probably 6 months to find a venue because of me being picky and our budget.

My best advice is to look outside “wedding venues”. I got married in an old vaudeville theatre and had my reception in the historic hotel next door. Neither venue is on any of the vendor listings for my city on any websites, local magazines, etc. I think I stumbled upon a picture of the hotel’s ballroom after searching for historic hotels and lucked into the theatre because they are owned by the same people. Their ballroom was very small but is gorgeous and was perfect for our wedding.

So yeah, my advice is to think outside the box. Maybe search for parks, museums, theatres, art galleries, restaurants… things like that instead of “wedding venues”. A lot of places that have event space and can recommend a preferred caterer without much trouble. Most places have a caterer that they work with a lot and know well.

This was the venue we ended up choosing:


As for the color scheme dilemma. I will say that hotel ballrooms look much different when they are all set-up than they do when they show them empty. The hotel where we got married was brown, gold, beige and sky-blue and our colors were black, white, red and aqua. In the end, no one really noticed.

Post # 5
10 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am totally the type to dive in and I am also not finding anything I like in my budget :/ But since you haven’t been engaged long give yourself a break and enjoy being engaged for a little while. Maybe once you start up again you will feel less overwhelmed.


Good luck!

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